Do you have a certain food that brings you right down to memory lane? It’s so crazy to me how even just a smell can instantly zip me right back to a memory or time! For me it’s what my house called “German pancakes”, AKA crepes or blintzes.
My mom would make what seemed like dozens and dozens and we would scarf them down just quick enough to get another warm one filled with sweet gooey goodness (I swear it was the nectar of the gods) slid onto our plates.
It was generally a weekend breakfast when my Dad would be home to eat with us and I just knew that day was going to be the best day! German pancakes for me was so much more than breakfast ! It was unhurried family time, laughter and story telling even if it meant we were talking with our mouths full of these delicious pillows of goodness! Full hearts and fully tummies what can beat that? No much in my book!
Since weekends are best when spent with those you love and even better when food is involved, here is my family’s recipe for “German pancakes”
But before I share it…I would love to know what food is nostalgic for you! Tell me in the comments, really I can’t be the only one right?! ✨
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup water
½ teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoon butter, melted
4 teaspoons sugar if you are making regular crepes, don’t add if they are for savory crepes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and eggs. Slowly add milk and water stirring until smooth. (I use my immersion hand blender.) Add salt and butter (and sugar if making regular crepes) and continue beating until smooth.
Heat and oil pan to medium high temperature. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into pan and tilt the pan to swirl in a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook crepe for about 1 to 2 minutes until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, and turn crepe over and cook its other side for about 1 minute.
We stuffed ours with fruit jam or compote, my favorite is apricot jam with a little butter on top! Enjoy! .